Remote Work Best Practices

  • Manage Expectations - establish clear, specific guidelines
  • Understand Challenges – discuss solutions
  • Rules of Engagement - keep lines of communication open
  • Avoid canceling individual meetings with staff members
  • Expectations of responsiveness when can someone expect to hear from you
  • "Offline" at a specific time each day (especially important for classified employees)
  • Establish routine/scheduled meetings (instant messaging, hangouts)
  • Use Webcam during conferencing
  • Fundamental element of trust between employee and employer
  • Managers lead by example – use time wisely, adhere to commitments/deadlines
  • Conduct Short meetings to check-in
  • Answer your office phone promptly
  • Check in frequently and consistently
  • Establish work hours
  • Accountability - plan for the week, project updates
  • Visibility - timely responses, scheduling using calendar (stay connected)
  • Setting boundaries between work and home
  • Exercise good meeting etiquette
  • Identify a Dedicated work space
  • Wear Proper Attire for Interactions
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Proper Voicemail set up with professional message